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Hearing for Connie King delayed

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 12:39 pm

By Wayne Thomas, Staff Writer

A hearing for accused murderer Connie King was delayed Wednesday afternoon. Her new attorney, Josh Crain of Murfreesboro, told Coffee County Circuit Court Judge Vanessa Jackson that he needed time to get up to speed on the case.

King was arrested Thursday, Feb. 9 at an apartment in Manchester. When she was released Feb. 24, 2015 on house arrest she was told that she had to stay at her mother’s residence in Grundy County. She also had to wear a GPS ankle monitoring device. That tracking device led authorities to the Manchester apartment last week.

King and her husband, Troy King, were charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 13, 2012 death of Thomas Colucci, of Manchester, at a residence she shared with Colucci in the Pocahontas Road area of Manchester.

At the time of Colucci’s death, Connie King was seen running from the house covered with blood and screaming. King claimed someone had broken into the house and assaulted her and killed Colucci. His body was found by authorities inside the garage of the residence.

King is now scheduled to appear in Coffee County Circuit Court on Wednesday, March 29 at 1 p.m. In the meantime she remains in the Coffee County Jail.

Assistant District Attorneys Jason Ponder and Kristy West are prosecuting the case.